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OMG Magenta OMG!

28 Jun

Holy moly I seriously can not believe how hot it is outside today. Taking Portia to doggie daycare it was already 87 degrees and it’s about 85 in my office right now with the AC struggling to keep up. Oy vey.

Despite the inferno the past few days I actually had a pretty decent weekend. Slept in late both days, got all the bills and household paperwork done yesterday as well as a bunch of other stuff. Highlight of the weekend was I got a mani-pedi. And I can’t believe the freaking color I got.

Wait for it….

Freaking magenta!

For those of you who know me well I usually stay away from anything remotely “pinkish” like it’s the plague. I don’t know what came over me but before I knew it, I left the salon with magenta/nearly hot pink nails. WTF who does that?

On a totally side note, Hollywood I’m so pissed at you! Random I know but it must be said. I finally this weekend had a chance to see My Sister’s Keeper which is a screen adaptation of the book of the same name by Jodi Piccoult (one of my favorite authors). Despite it’s all-star cast, the movie was a total piece of trash and I’ll tell you why, and if you are planning on seeing the movie/reading the book stop reading this post, spoiler alert.

The, very best part of that book I felt was the ending. As a little background into the story, it’s about a girl who was more or less a test tube kid genetically engineered to (at the cost of her parents) be an exact, genetic match to her sick with cancer older sister. So basically they’d make the poor kid go through all these medial procedures in efforts to save her sister who despite everything gets sicker.  So what does the kid do?  Get a lawyer and sue her parents for medical emancipation!  Hell that’s what I’d do.

The killer ending in the book (no pun intended) is the test tube kid while en route somewhere with her lawyer in the car prior to the final ruling of the case gets in a car accident and dies.  So ultimately, the older sister still lives because she gets her sister’s kidney.  I also loved how this chapter of the book was written from the older sister’s perspective.  It was a really beautiful yet tragic ending.

So Hollywood had to go and screw that up by simply letting the test tube kid win the case and her sister die.  WTF.  It totally defeated the entire purpose of the book I felt.  What a waste.

End of rant.  Back to work.